Sunday, April 09, 2023

Skateparks and Monster's Side Mission. April 9, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Patrick Kigongo, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite are talking about skateparks and Monster's Side Mission. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Candy Courts in Montclair, NJ
Mitchell Park
Perry Park
Alexis Sablone's Malmo skate sculptures

This week, Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, Plazacation in DC, Scumco’s Striking Distance 2, and Sam returning to the Jersey Shore.
Patrick is stoked on Spitfire Wheels, The Harold Hunter Foundation being nominated for "Non-Profit / Social Skate Project of the Year” at the Skate Like A Girl Awards (SLAGGIE), Hulu’s recently announced documentary on Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told, and The You’re Skating on Native Land panel from Slow Impact.
Templeton is stoked on old skate magazines. Find a Lookback Library near you and go have a look at some old mags for yourself.

1 comment:

Justin said...

I really like the idea of the low impact skateparks. They look like so much fun. It's a real option for small towns and villages. Of course there's the matter of getting them to buy into the project and not opting for the unattainable huge concrete sea.

I'm way more partial to parks these days for a bunch of reasons. I can't deal with the stress of interacting with angry people or getting kicked out of a spot in the streets. I applaud the folks that drive around looking for spots, but after always being the driver and having endless "Where do you want to go? I don't know" conversations, I don't want to go through that. I'm old and I don't have the time for that crap. I suck, I don't film, and I'm not sponsored so let's go to a place where I can do my boardslides and 50-50s in peace.

The Tony Hawk Foundation has requirements for new builds to be accessible to public transit, based on what a Jamestown local told me last year. They have a big multi bowl park, which is actually what the locals skate so it makes sense for them. The next crew of Creature fiends is going to be coming from Western NY.

All my favorite parks were indoors, masonite, and are long gone. I don't think I like anything I get to skate on a regular basis. Thanks to the net, everybody else's park always looks way better. Top places would be The Skate Station in Fayetteville, Arkansas; BTB in Joplin, Missouri; some huge place in Dallas that I went to once; FDR, and Ratz in Maine. Maybe some indoor place in Pittsburgh, too. I wish I remembered that one better because it was really good.

Was the Side Mission video related to that Thrasher Nyjah tour article from more than a few months back? It was a Nike tour with Grant, etc. I haven't watched the video (probably won't), but the cast of characters sounds similar.